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PACE Activity Assistant

OSF Healthcare

OSF Healthcare

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Job Description

Overview

Starting pay for this position is $16.83/hour.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The PACE Activity Assistant functions as a member of the care team by assisting with the planning and implementation of the activity program provided for the participants of the PACE adult day services. Will assist with engaging participants through therapeutic activities and sensory stimulation. Demonstrates competency in serving the needs of the age specific population.

The PACE position is ideal for someone who is adaptable, versatile and motivated to enhance an OSF start-up program. The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is new to OSF and presents an excellent opportunity for individuals who are motivated and want to help define a new care model. PACE responsibilities will include regular care conferences, group and one-on-one clinic interventions, home based care and overall management and companionship for enrolled seniors. The PACE center is located downtown Peoria.

For more information about PACE please visit: https://www.npaonline.org/what-is-pace-care


Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • High School Diploma/GED

Experience:

  • 1 year of experience working with a frail or elderly population or, if the individual has less than 1 year of experience but meets all other requirements, must receive appropriate training from the PACE organization on working with a frail or elderly population upon hiring.

Licensure/Certification:

  • CPR American Heart Association HealthCare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) required before providing patient care.

Other Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Solid computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft software.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Associates degree in Art, Music or Therapeutic Recreation

OSF HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.